Wednesday, August 10, 2005

$15.6 million awarded for nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis

If you know someone who riding in a National MS Society Bike Tour fundraiser, give them a pat on the back for me:

The largest awards ever made for research aimed at protecting and reversing neurological damage and restoring function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are going to four teams in the U.S. and Europe, who will use $15.6 million from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to lay the groundwork for clinical trials over the next five years. These awards are part of the National MS Society's Promise 2010 Campaign, a nationwide effort to raise at least $30 million for targeted areas of research and patient care that hold great potential in the fight to end the devastating effects of MS but which have so far been under-explored.

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Update: Turns out my neurologist will be involved in this research, as well as the local university. Potential for getting into a study?

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